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Hello String. Thanks for posting this.
I recall that, in my brief stint as teacher of high school mathematics and physical science (4 years), one lad brought a readout of the first 500 digits of pi. It was placed proudly on our wall.
I think we are ALL missing the import of the system of real numbers and its ramifications for transfinite mathematics. It has LITTLE to do with "empirical" considerations.
Cheers.
LC
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